It took me a long time to get selected as an astronaut. In fact, I applied for 20 years before I was selected.
— John L. Phillips

The world is but a large prison, out of which some are daily selected for execution.
Sir Walter Raleigh selected quote

I love this company. I don't know how it was selected. It's a bunch of machers. They mean business.
— Jeffrey Tambor

I sometimes think we ought to bring a bill before Congress changing our national symbol from the eagle to the buffalo, because we are more like the buffalo than the eagle. The eagle is a powerful bird. It flies alone. It rises up into the sky with authority. It is master of all it surveys. The eagle is an individualist and was selected from among the rest of the birds to be our symbol. But the buffalo was never alone. It always ran in a herd with other buffaloes. And, friends, I call your attention that the buffaloes are gone from the open range, but the eagles are still soaring.
— Norman Vincent Peale

Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected.
— Oscar Wilde